LOS ANGELES — After leading the voting at shortstop in the National League in the first two updates from MLB, Corey Seager trails in the latest update of 2017 All-Star Game balloting.
Zack Cozart of the Reds is off to a great start in 2017, hitting .329/.416/.580 in 55 games. He leads all National League shortstops with 997,966, well ahead of Seager, in second place with 804,788 votes.
Last week, Seager led Cozart by 57,033 votes, but now trails by 193,178.
Voting is done exclusively online through MLB.com.
Seager had a stellar week last week, including a walk-off double and a game-winning grand slam against Cozart and the Reds. Seager, the reigning 2016 NL Rookie of the Year and a 2016 All-Star reserve, is hitting .279/.388/.483 with 17 doubles and nine home runs.
After hitting 40 doubles and 26 home runs as a rookie, Seager is on pace to hit 43 doubles and 23 home runs in his second year.
The Dodgers haven’t had an All-Star starter at shortstop since Bill Russell did so in 1980, the last time the game was held at Dodger Stadium.
At other positions, Justin Turner ranks a distant third at third base with 503,286 votes, well behind leader Kris Bryant of the Cubs with 1,248,348 votes. Yasmani Grandal is fifth at catcher with 343,112 votes, more than a million votes behind leader Buster Posey of the Giants (1,357,467).
The 2017 All-Star Game will be held on Tuesday, July 11 at Marlins Park in Miami.